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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2370284
Job Title: Social
Worker (LCSW) – Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 24. It is the largest center of its kind in the United States providing confidential, quality health care, mental health and support services to underserved and at-risk youth, regardless of their ability to pay. At the MSAHC, young people can find a wide range of services specially designed for their needs, including: primary health care, sexual and reproductive health, counseling, support, mental health and family therapy, comprehensive psychological testing, dental care, optical services, legal services, nutrition, fitness, and wellness programs. MSAHC has an Integrated Transgender Health Service that provides a range of integrated, gender-affirming services to transgender and gender non-conforming youth. These services include primary medical care, hormone therapy, reproductive health care, individual therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, support group services and legal advocacy. In the past 5 years, about 550 transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth have participated in the program.
As part of an interdisciplinary team, provide social work services to TGNC youth and their families at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Provide TGNC youth with individual, family, and group psychotherapy, intensive case management, crisis intervention, and health education as part of the interdisciplinary team. Provide evaluations for gender dysphoria and hormone- and surgery-readiness. Consult closely with medical providers and legal advocates who are working with patients. Provide counseling related to medical transition. Participate in continuing to an innovative model to engage and retain TGNC adolescents who have a variety of psychosocial concerns and histories of trauma. In addition, the social worker in this position will be expected to provide mental health assessments and interventions through MSAHC’s general mental health clinic.
New York State LCSW required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Experience working with TGNC youth.
Experienced working with low-income, inner-city, at-risk adolescents.
Experience working with populations with complex trauma histories.
Ability to be flexible and use non-traditional approaches in working with young adults.
Skillful in assessing clients’ needs in relationship to health and psychosocial functioning and establishing interventions accordingly.
Experience delivering therapeutic interventions, such as preventive and risk- reduction models that reflect developmentally appropriate methods and materials.
Excellent collaborative, clinical, and communication skills.
Excellent organizational and documentation skills.
Skillful in collaborating with external resources and coordinating appropriate referrals.
A solid working understanding of adolescent growth and development preferred.
Working knowledge of regulations related to child abuse, child neglect, and other urgent care issues.
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.